According to FootbalScoop, WVU defensive coordinator Jordan Lesley is a “finalist” for the Troy Trojans head coaching position. For many WVU fans, the feeling is that if he is offered the job, he will accept – and rightfully so. Lesley has been nothing but fantastic for the Mountaineers, and deserves a chance to lead his own program.
We have arranged a list of three possible candidates to replace Lesley should he leave.
(No, these are not source related or meant to be taken as reported/legitimate. We are letting our fan muscles flex here. Call it a wish list)
- ShaDon Brown (WVU Co-DC/Defensive Backs): This one is the obvious choice. Brown has spent the 2021 season as Lesley’s co-coordinator, and it is said that head coach Neal Brown thinks highly of him. Putting together a solid track record, Brown has spent time at Louisville, Colorado and Army. He also had a brief stint in the NFL in 2015 with the Carolina Panthers. One drawback, however, is that he has never been a team’s primary defensive coordinator at any level.
- Jahmile Addae (Georgia Defensive Backs): Another candidate that has spent time as a co-defensive coordinator in Morgantown. Addae is a great recruiter, and a former Mountaineer. He is my personal favorite pick to take over the position should Lesley leave. However, again, he has not spent time as the team’s primary coordinator at any level. Addae has coached at Minnesota, Arizona, Michigan and Cincinnati.
- Dontae Wright (WVU Safeties): I’m not sure Neal Brown would elevate Wright over ShaDon Brown, but this young coach is a rather interesting candidate. Though he has never held the position at the FBS level, Dontae Wright was a solid defensive coordinator in the FCS. At two separate schools, Tennessee Tech and Morehead State, the current safeties coach at WVU found success running the defensive unit. Could he do it again at WVU? We would certainly love to find out.